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form2fab at Fab14 Conference in Toulouse (France) - July 16-22


Each year members of the more than 1,200 worldwide Fab Labs gather to share, discuss, collaborate and create communities around the different local and global interests regarding digital manufacturing, innovation, and technology.

This year, the FAB14+ conference takes place in Toulouse, France, July 16-22 at the Pierre Baudis Convention Center; with “Fabricating Resilience” as its central topic.

form2fab, Authorized Rhino Reseller and Trainer, will be exhibiting (stand CH13) and holding a series of workshops on "Digital Design and Fabrication with Grasshopper". Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about Generative Design and Digital Fabrication!

Check the details (in French) here...

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 3:24 am

RhinoNC, now compatible with Rhino 6



Version 1.4 of RhinoNC is now available and compatiblewith Rhino 6 at 64-bit.

RhinoNC is the modular CAM for every 2.5 to 5 axis milling requirement. Due to the different needs of manufacturing companies, the software is designed with the flexibility necessary to respond over time to the growing demand for end-user performance. Companies that currently have simple needs might keep using RhinoNC in the future by adding the planned functions or strategies, thus enhancing it from time to time.

More information...



Posted on 17 July 2018 | 3:27 am

Cove.tool - Optimizing energy costs


Do your energy choices make a difference in your building design? Find out with the cove.tool plugin.

This Rhino/Grasshopper plugin churns through building performance calculations and design options to weigh the energy costs vs. optimization. You can use cost optimization to select the highest performing building for the least cost.

Cove.tool recently improved their energy modeling plugin with their Architecture 2030 dashboard. Architecture 2030 directly links to the API to log the firm's performance. Cove.tool also added parametric Grasshopper workflow definitions.

For more information see The Architect's Newspaper or go directly to cove.tool...






Posted on 16 July 2018 | 10:11 am

AEC Tech 2018 for October 25-28



Thursday, October 25 – Sunday, October 28
New York

Come meet the many people who continue to push the cutting edge of technology in the architecture and engineering. Join CORE studio at Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. for AEC Tech 2018: Interpolations!

Tech 2018, its sixth annual event, is a four-day experience for professionals in the AEC industry and more! The 2018 theme, Interpolations, focuses on the injection of innovative processes, technologies, and workflows that are rerouting the way the industry works, designs, and thinks.
To register...

Posted on 13 July 2018 | 2:24 pm

T2.a Architects design customizable apartments


The Hungarian architects, T2.a Architects, use Rhino and Grasshopper to design a configurable apartment complex.

DANUBIO, located on FOKA Bay on the Danube, is a new residential development in Budapest.

Its uniqueness is its customizable floor plans. Before purchasing, residents can define the design by how much floor space they want, their outdoor-indoor ratio, and the orientation of their home. Using Grasshopper enabled the architects to develop a script for the algorithm. The design is adjusted during the design process when a new resident enters the community.

Read the ArchDaily article to see some new concepts in mass customization...

Posted on 12 July 2018 | 10:57 am

Marine Design Workshop: Orca3D + ExpressMarine at McNeel Europe (Barcelona) - 22-24 October 2018



Marine Design Workshop: Orca3D + ExpressMarine by Stéphane Dardel
22-24 October 2018

10.00h - 18.00h


McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

Join us for a 3-day Orca3D + ExpressMarine workshop, co-organised by McNeel Europe and Nick Danese Applied Research, at McNeel Europe’s Barcelona offices, 22-24 October.


Orca3D is a naval architecture plugin for hull design, hydrostatics and intact stability, performance prediction and weight tracking.


ExpressMarine, now in its version 2, enables ship designers to build up parametric 3D models of marine structures rapidly. The main advantage of the plugin is a dramatic reduction of modeling time, but more fundamentally, it allows developing the 3D structural model very early in the design process.



In this three-day workshop participants acquire an in-depth understanding of the scopes of Orca3D and ExpressMarine. They go through hands-on exercises, from initial hull design, foundations of fairing technics, hull fairness assessment, hydrostatics and stability checks, to creating a parametric structural model with ExpressMarine. Discover the synergy offered by these complementary plugins, for example through the automatic update of the structural model from an updates Orca3D hull form.

Day 1

  • Orca3D Properties
  • Rhino refresher: modeling aids, Gumball, geometry edition
  • Hull assistants
  • Foundations of modeling and fairing techniques
  • NURBS theory
  • Point control
  • Surface analysis
Day 2
  • Hydrostatic calculations
  • Stability with criteria verification
  • Performance prediction
  • Weight tracking
  • Orca3D to ExpressMarine
  • ExpressMarine modeling environment and GUI
  • Modeling: Start from scratch
Day 3
  • Shell node
  • Stiffeners
  • Cutouts and openings
  • Custom objects
  • Outputs
  • Interface to ShipWeight
Course Requirements: 
Although open to all, the course is more directly intended for ship designers/ naval architects, professional and academic.

A reasonable proficiency with Rhino is expected from participants.

Any modern PC running Rhino 6 will be ok in the context of the training workshop.

Software Licenses: Orca3D and ExpressMarine licenses can be provided free of charge for the duration of the training.

Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT).  Please note that your seat is only confirmed once the payment clears. Full-time students and university teachers (proof of status required) will get a 50% discount.

Maximum Number of Participants: 10 participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.

Language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe at tech.eu@mcneel.com ... 

Posted on 12 July 2018 | 1:22 am

Just published! Computational Design in Landscape Architecture

For landscape architects:

Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture
by Bradley Cantrell and Adam Mekies

Codify is a series of essays that explores what it means to use, modify, and create computational tools in a contemporary design environment.

Essays written by leading academics and professionals provide snapshots of digital practice. 

The sections examine the role of computational tools in landscape architecture through historical accounts, theoretical arguments, and potential. Filled with case studies that include scripting and digital analysis, the implementation of smart algorithms, and custom applications, the book leads you to new methods of organizing, understanding and quantifying data that allow for smarter, sustainable landscape architecture. 

Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture...

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 3:46 pm

Access Rhino Geometry through the Cloud


Robert McNeel & Associates has introduced Rhino Compute Work in Progress.

Rhino Compute is a cloud-accessible geometry calculator for developers. Compute allows access to the Rhino's geometry library through a stateless REST API via the McNeel cloud. You can access 2400+ RhinoCommon API calls from outside Rhino as an online web service, including:
  • Closest point calculations
  • Intersection calculations
  • Surface tessellation (meshing)
  • Interpolation
  • Booleans
  • Area and mass property calculations
  • Other miscellaneous geometry calculations
To find out more go to Rhino Compute services...


Posted on 10 July 2018 | 3:05 pm

Advanced Design Workshop by Luigi Memola - London - August 14, 2018


Advanced Design Workshop by Luigi Memola
London, UK
August 14, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

The Advanced Design Workshop is a special event brought to you by Luigi Memola, 3D Artist and Concept Designer. Luigi explains his process and techniques used in the creation of his personal work. He will cover topics on the design process, addressing the designer’s need to increase the quality of their work and reduce communication time of an idea from one department to another. He will also push designers to research and develop the appropriate tools and techniques to enhance the creative process.

Registration... 

Posted on 9 July 2018 | 4:37 am

Parametric Modeling Workshop with Grasshopper in Brazil




The Lab for Architectural Singularity is hosting a Parametric Modeling Workshop with Grasshopper!



Date: July 23-27, 2018
Time: 7 pm-10 pm


Price: R$1.000,00
Location: Rua João Moura 2152
São Paulo, SP 05412004
Brazil

This workshop is an introductory course on the development, control, and feasibility of complex geometries through design parameters using Grasshopper, the most advanced generative modeling software for architecture and design.

This workshop is for architects, designers, engineers and anyone interested in parametric modeling tools.



Register here!

For more information please contact Renata Portelada.


What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 6 July 2018 | 3:06 pm

Improving Marine Design through CFD


Here is a comprehensive video on Orca3D Marine CFD Webinar for marine craft. See how accessible CFD is for impacting the most standard marine designs:

Welcome and Introduction
Live Demo - Resistance Analysis
Orca3D Marine CFD Overview
OMCFD Benchmarks
Case Study: Improving Designs with OMCFD
Orca3D Marine CFD]
Recent OMCFD Developments
Pricing
Wrap Up/Q&A

Posted on 5 July 2018 | 12:48 pm

BtoBIM event in Nantes /France), July 5 2018


Rhinoforyou, Authorized Rhino Reseller, will show the latest news about Rhino, Grasshopper and VisualARQ at BtoBIM (Thursday 5th July 2018 at Icam Nantes), at booth nº3.

Registration is free, but mandatory...

Posted on 4 July 2018 | 9:03 am

Conveyor - an advanced Rhino file importer for Revit




Proving Ground has another tool for you.

Proving Ground's custom software development kit connects Rhino and its geometry and computational design platform with Revit and its building information modeling platform. 

Learn more here: https://provingground.io/tools/conveyor/

Or watch the YouTube demo...

Posted on 3 July 2018 | 11:09 am

BIM conference at USC

BIM BOP 2018


This is a great conference to catch up on the current state of BIM with a double track of presentations and expert speakers in architecture, engineering, and construction. See how the integration of many digital tools has affected both large and small projects.

See a stellar line-up of over 30 speakers and earn 5 AIA CEUs.

The Twelfth Annual USC BIM Conference
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
USC, School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Register for the USC BIM Conference...

Posted on 2 July 2018 | 7:58 am

Rhino DOF Training by McNeel Miami



Register for the Rhino DOF - Rhino Design Optimization & Fabrication training by McNeel Miami, home of the RhinoFabStudio.

Course description:
In this class you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. You'll learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led hands-on environment. The advantages of using Grasshopper in preliminary design and concept development come to life when the students create their models on a 3D printer and a laser machine. 

Rhino D+O+F:
USD $799
Date: August 13-16, 2018
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm (EST)*


If you are not able to attend the 4-day Rhino D+O+F course, choose between these two options:


1) Rhino Training Level 1: Day 1 & 2
USD $495
Date: August 13-14, 2018
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm (EST)*

2) Grasshopper 101 Training: Day 3 & 4
USD $495
Date: August 15-16, 2018
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm (EST)*

*Note: All times listed are Eastern (Miami) time zone


Location for all courses: 
McNeel Miami
1538 NW 89th Court
Miami, FL 33172
United States

Space is limited!!! Register here!

For more information please contact Jackie Nasser or call 305-513-4445.


What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.



Posted on 29 June 2018 | 8:45 am

LAST CALL! - Marine Design Workshop: Orca3D + ExpressMarine at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)

 
Marine Design Workshop: Orca3D + ExpressMarine by Stéphane Dardel
11-13 July 2018
10.00h - 18.00h
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

A 3-day Orca3D + ExpressMarine workshop, co-organised by McNeel Europe and Nick Danese Applied Research, will be at McNeel Europe’s Barcelona offices, 11-13 July.


Orca3D is a naval architecture plugin for hull design, hydrostatics and intact stability, performance prediction and weight tracking.


ExpressMarine, now in its version 2, enables ship designers to build up parametric 3D models of marine structures rapidly. The main advantage of the plugin is a dramatic reduction of modeling time, but more fundamentally to allow developing the 3D structural model very early in the design process.


In this three-day workshop participants acquire an in-depth understanding of the scopes of Orca3D and ExpressMarine. They go through hands-on exercises, from initial hull design, foundations of fairing technics, hull fairness assessment, hydrostatics and stability checks, to creating a parametric structural model with ExpressMarine. The workshop is the occasion to discover the synergy offered by these complementary plugins, for example through the automatic update of the structural model from an update Orca3D hull form.

Day 1

  • Orca3D Properties
  • Rhino refresher: modeling aids, Gumball, geometry edition
  • Hull assistants
  • Foundations of modeling and fairing techniques
  • NURBS theory
  • Point control
  • Surface analysis

Day 2

  • Hydrostatic calculations
  • Stability with criteria verification
  • Performance prediction
  • Weight tracking
  • Orca3D to ExpressMarine
  • ExpressMarine modeling environment and GUI
  • Modeling: Start from scratch

Day 3

  • Shell node
  • Stiffeners
  • Cutouts and openings
  • Custom objects
  • Outputs
  • Interface to ShipWeight

Course Requirements: Although open to all, the course is intended for ship designers/naval architects, professional and academic.

A reasonable proficiency with Rhino.

Any modern PC running Rhino 6.

Software Licenses: Orca3D and ExpressMarine licenses can be provided free of charge for the duration of the training.

Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT). Full-time students, university teachers (proof of status required) will get a 50% discount. Please note your seat is only confirmed once the payment clears. 

Register before July 10th to get a 25% discount on the course fee. Use VOUCHER25/10 to apply for the discount.


Maximum Number of Participants: 10 participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before. 

Language: English


Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe! 

Posted on 27 June 2018 | 2:09 am

AAG2018 Call for Posters


The scientific co-chairs of AAG2018 (22-25 Sep 2018 - Gothenburg) invite poster submissions on topics of interest to the AAG community. We encourage the submission of work in progress research. The poster review committee will review the submissions and send out poster acceptance notices by July 24th. Up to 40 posters will be accepted. Posters will be printed on A0 paper on site and exhibited.  There will be a time slot in the program for a poster session where poster authors can present their work in the exhibition and discuss it with attendees. The poster venue is a key element of sharing in progress and experimental work and to getting feedback from the AAG community.
Poster submission deadline: 16 July 2018.
Notification of acceptance: 24 July 2018.
Poster template
Submit your poster via Easy Chair (max 50 MB)
For more information see the AAG2018 webpage or email aag2018@architecturalgeometry.org

Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) is a conference where both theoretical and practical work linked to new geometrical developments is presented. It involves architects, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, software and algorithms designers, and contractors. Its aim is to connect researchers from architectural and engineering practices, academia and industry. AAG has become a reference both in research and in practice and is supported by the direct participation of the most renowned architectural design and engineering offices along with research laboratories.

The symposium is a biennial event, previously held in 2008 and 2010 in Vienna, 2012 in Paris, 2014 in London, and 2016 in Zurich. In 2018 it will take place at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg from 22-25 September 2018.


Posted on 22 June 2018 | 12:47 am

F# scripting for the 3D model of Louvre Abu Dhabi TechTalk - June 26, 2018 - Vienna


Goswin Rothenthal will show how he used F# and Rhinoceros to construct an associative digital 3D model for the manufacturing of the cladding of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Dome.

Using Python scripting or visual programming inside CAD apps is common. Goswin will show how hosting the FSharp Interactive REPL inside another app can improve the scripting experience with type checking, error highlighting and autocompletion.


Goswin is an architect, façade engineer and software developer working at Waagner Biro. He specializes in the design, analysis, optimization, and automation of architectural façades of non-regular geometries.

See: http://fsharp.org/testimonials/#goswin-1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoswinR

The talk will be in English.



Complete details and registration...

Posted on 22 June 2018 | 12:27 am

2018 edition of The Design Fair in Colombia




Wood TechRhino3D Colombia, and McNeel Miami invite you to visit our stand and workshops at the 2018 edition of The Design Fair in Medellín, Colombia, from June 22-24, and discover the new design trends!

Join Andres Gonzalez, Ovidio Cardonona and Julian Oquendo in the Computational and Parametric Modeling Workshops with Rhino 6 and Grasshopper. For information about these seminars, please click hereAlso, have some fun playing  SudoHopper3D, a card game that allows students and teachers to learn in an entertaining but challenging environment.  

Date: 
June 22-24, 2018

Time: 
10 am - 8 pm

Place: 
Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones Plaza Mayor
           Calle 41 #55 - 80, Medellín, Colombia

For more information, please contact Andres Franco



What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 19 June 2018 | 8:02 am

Robotic Fabrications workshop at AA Hooke Park (UK) - 26 July – 5 August, 2018


Robotic Fabrications – Circular Saw Tactics
Architectural Association Hooke Park (UK)
26 July – 5 August, 2018
roboticfabrications.aaschool.ac.uk

Robotic Fabrications Visiting School is a series of architectural experiments based at the Architectural Association's Hooke Park campus. Operating as an experimental research branch of the AA’s Design + Make programme, Robotic Fabrications reinvents and hijacks traditional making techniques and tools – applying them to innovative processes for architecture.

This year’s programme, Circular Saw Tactics, will operate on small timber sections with precision and high speed, producing exquisite components. The weapon of choice – a circular saw – will gain an augmented level of control when wielded by the large KR-150, allowing users to perform operations with surgical precision. In Phase 3 of the visiting school, participants develop the skin of the foundry. To generate large composite wing structures, participants will test this new tool and the robot to their limit – fostering the cross-fertilization of manual and automated skill.

The pace of Robotic Fabrications is furious. By merging timber construction with cutting-edge robotic fabrication and 3D scanning technologies, the programme offers a hands-on introduction to the world of robotics through the format of a 10-day visiting school. Robotic Fabrications is open to current architecture and design students, young professionals and anyone interested in the relationship between fabrication and technology. 

Application Deadline – 13 July 2018


Complete details and registration...

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 8:37 am

Digital Design and Production in Architecture workshop at Politecnico Di Milano - July 2018


Digital Design and Production in Architecture workshop
Politecnico di Milano
From Tuesday July 3rd To Friday July 13th , 2018

The workshop Digital Design and Production in Architecture, organized by INDEXLAB – Politecnico di Milano, offers a new vision of architecture and its manufacturing methodologies.

While 20th Century architecture focused on mass production and serial repetition of its components, today’s architecture will be strongly characterized by varied and unique elements, industrially produced through advanced CNC fabrication machines. At the same time, the rise of novel programming platforms for design generates processes and algorithms that allow the control of form and technological aspects from the first conceptual stages of the design till the construction phase. This makes it possible to integrate aesthetics and functionality, structural resistance and energy performance within one coherent design process.

In defining such “design to production” workflow, both fabrication and material limits and potentials play a crucial role in generating competitive logical construction systems. Robots and CNC machinery contribute to the redefinition of design methodologies and construction processes, transferring most of the manufacturing from the building site to industrial production, where advanced components, integrating structure and envelope, can be designed and fabricated into complex solutions with high aesthetic and functional value.

The workshop aims to bring together visionary companies, advanced designers, and innovation-oriented students to envision new synergies between academic research, architectural practice and industrial production.


Complete details and registration...

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 8:29 am

Parametric Design workshops at FabLab Berlin - July 2018


Are you interested in gaining Parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level?

Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?

These Parametric Design Workshops will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros. The workshop will also include a hands-on parametric project.

If you already know Grasshopper and would like to increase your parametric knowledge, then you can choose option 2.

  • Option 1: General Workshop for Beginners - 16 hours: Start 14 July 2018
  • Option 2: Intensive Workshop for Intermediates - 8 hours: Start 21 July 2018
Complete details and registration...

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 8:22 am

Surface to Beauty: A V-Ray for Rhino Project From Start to Finish



V-Ray for Rhino Webinar
June 26, 2018
10-11 am for Europe & Asia
12-1 pm for Americas


CG Specialist Anastasia Zhivaeva will explain in this 45-minute webinar the process of setting up a project in simple steps.

Find out the principles of creating fast, effective and efficient visualizations. Anastasia will show you the essential tips and tricks every V-Ray Rhino user should know. Learn how to set up the camera, environment, lighting, shading, atmospheric effects, rendering settings and much more.

Registration and more details...

Posted on 17 June 2018 | 7:00 pm

Parametric Design at the Desert Arts Preview



Here's a sneak peek of Galaxia, this year's Temple for Burning Man. Get a preview of one of the most stunning parametric art projects presented by the lead artist Arthur Mamou-Mani and Aaron Porterfield.

The Desert Arts Preview is an event where featured artists share their inspiration and hopes for their work-in-progress. Learn more about this interesting project that matches 3D modeling tools like Rhinoceros and Grasshopper with fabrication tools like laser cutters and 3D printers. An exclusive window into the development, building and creative process of this timber module structure.

Building the Temple is a big financial commitment so if you're interested in contributing visit their fundraising site or sign up for volunteer shifts in Sparks, Nevada, or San Francisco, California, at Galaxia 2018 - Temple Community Volunteers group.

Posted on 15 June 2018 | 7:25 am

ShapeDiver now supports Python scripting



Python, the flexible programming and scripting language that is supported by so many applications, allowing your work to be reused in different environments, is now supported on ShapeDiver.

With the Grasshopper Python component, you can use the rhinoscriptsyntax to start scripting without needing to be a programmer. Read the simple introduction to scripting with Python in Grasshopper and check the GitHub repository containing many example scripts to get you started.

It is natively included with Rhino 6 and Rhino 5 for Mac.

Download for Rhino 5...


Posted on 13 June 2018 | 5:00 pm